40 Hosts Found Miraculously Preserved After Earthquake

A ciborium containing 40 perfectly preserved hosts was found inside a tabernacle taken from the ruins of a church destroyed in the devastating earthquake that struck central Italy in 2016, and is being called a sign of hope by the local bishop.

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Bishop Bars Catholic Senator from Communion

In response to the fourteen Catholic senators who voted against a bill that would have prohibited abortions at the point when an unborn child can feel pain, Bishop Thomas Paprocki of the Diocese of Springfield has barred Senator Richard Durbin from receiving Communion in his diocese.

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Take Action on New HHS Conscience Rule

If you believe that no one should be forced to participate in medical practices such as abortion in violation of their conscience, then you need to make your voice heard by submitting a comment to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in support of a new rule that will insure the protection of conscience rights.

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Parental Rights At Risk in Transgender Cases

Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

In the battle to win “equality” for children struggling with gender identity, state governments are becoming increasingly prone to intervene in ways that have cost one couple custody of their child while another state is considering a bill that will allow children as young as five to determine their own sex and race.

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Give Prayerful Alms to the Holy Souls This Lent!

Susan Tassone (Photo courtesy of Our Sunday Visitor)

Lent is a time when we open our hearts more fully to the love and mercy of God through prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. What better time to give “prayerful alms” to the Holy Souls in Purgatory which could help to send many souls home to heaven in time for Easter!

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Bishop Confronts Notre Dame’s Contraceptive Decision

Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend did not mince words in a recent statement calling upon the University of Notre Dame to reconsider its plans to provide “a limited range of contraceptives” in student and faculty insurance plans.

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Students “Cower and Pray” During School Shooting

Students under fire by a 19 year-old gunman at a South Florida high school yesterday were left to “cower and pray” for their lives in what Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski called “another act of senseless violence and horrifying evil” that left 17 people dead.

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